Wednesday 13 December 2017

OCP for December

Attempting to finish my March Magazine Project quilt, I get a Helper

Of sorts...

Peace, perfect peace.  Puddycat likes the winter, radiators are on, curtains drawn, humans sit by the fire...

Saturday 18 November 2017

Any Old Iron?

At Fritton Garden Centre - not too many plants, as it's Winter, but the Old Machinery is growing well

Sunday 29 October 2017

Odds and Ends

Accidental Faces, sundry signs

And a Moment

Thursday 26 October 2017

We have a New Blog

...for textiley things HERE - it's called Modern Art Quilters
and we are celebrating the more cloth-based stuff there
This Week is Making Week
Busy, busy

Come on over and say hello!

Saturday 14 October 2017

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Cat Post Time

Got you there...
This little quilt is Red Cat, and I have a free pattern for it HERE (clickety-click...) along with many more.. Happy sewing, send a picture if and when...

Sunday 23 July 2017

More Speedy Windcheetah images

Further to this post  more images.. I need you not to haggle, please, it's very cheap..

And you can choose a different flag, from any here

Sunday 16 July 2017

For sale (need the money...)

For Sale

All enquiries to 07914 676182 (daytime 12-6 and answerphone) or

Mike Burrows Speedy/Windcheetah recumbent tricycle, immaculate, with flag and seat cushion. As ridden by Guy Martin on the 24-hour record training for TV
Offers around £1950
More images HERE
Prefer this is collected, Raveningham (South Norfolk)

Three practice/ tai-chi swords - two broadswords, one straight sword, all with carrying bags
£35 each  Over eighteens, of course, and you will need to pay by card. These are demo swords - not capable of taking a sharp edge
I can post these if required, probably £10 for one or all three

Broadsword one, with green and red flags, light wood scabbard, scruffy nylon bag (I will mend this) with carrying strap

Broadsword two, with pocketed nylon cover, dark wood scabbard

Straight sword with bag and scabbard, tassells

Thursday 13 July 2017

Handbags (not) at Dawn

More wonderful Accidental Faces - this is as Frog as they come

Sunday 18 June 2017

Bird Year

Sometimes this just happens. From the blackbird banging his head on the inside of the greenhouse, (and his lady friend teasing the cat); the baby bluetit who sat on my hand and would not leave, the red kites and the buzzards and the kestrels and the harriers, everywhere, and the young pink-headed swallow in the workshop... And the nightingale I can hear every evening in the garden, cuckoos in Scotland, swallows, all the usual little birds on the feeders; the partridge dancing on the summerhouse roof...

And this arrived today, from Pat Cave, who was at one of my Trees workshops in Lincolnshire this year
And, yes, it has birds, too.

Lying in bed the other morning, we saw a young woodpecker and its parent bird, feeding on top of the telegraph pole opposite the house

Bird Summer, indeed...

Friday 9 June 2017

Adoorable, part the second

Like life, a little frayed at the edges

Saturday 3 June 2017


Tuesday 23 May 2017

On Holiday... Bonny Scotland
Here's a few oddments to be getting on with
Colour-matched shopping

Cases, piled high

Quilted wood?

Cat and mouse

Roadkill- Budweiser

Coffee Aligns

Matchstick quilting

Angel wears a hat

Roadkill, socks

and Cat, lurks in the rain
I expect all this will munge when uploaded, but I cannot care
Back soon, all refreshed and full of scenery..

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Ducklet Season

We have had two ducks in the yard this year, sitting patiently in opposite flowerbeds.. The first brood hatched on Monday, and here's one.. By gum, they are hard to photograph this time, as the pond is so weedy

Sunday 2 April 2017

Quilters' Guild AGM, Torquay

Lots of Quilts.. Loads of interest..

Thursday 9 March 2017

Spelling Police Called Out - Blue Lights

Possibly the Morals Committee too...

Sunday 5 March 2017

Dye Lots, and Lots, and Lots

Been frightfully busy, with much coloured water and string...
Hand-dye packs, and a million skeins of thread... Aaaargh, back complains...

Meanwhile, the Puss has had Tail Trouble, and has had to stand firmly on it with both feet to prevent undue mischief

Friday 24 February 2017

Better Late than More delayed, your OCP*

*Obligatory Cat Post

Attempting to hide on a not-well-matched rug

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Nothing Today Has Captured My Heart


This guillotine is for sale - we no longer make the books we bought it for
Buyer collects (South Norfolk, or on my travels, perhaps)
£150 - with all the guides, spare blade etc..

And, following a conversation about bobbins on Facebroke, here are my boxes from my little stash of same at home.. You can't have too many bobbins.. Cotton in the basket, synthetic in the tin, empties in the bag...